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rat rod your garage
« on: July 15, 2013, 06:52:15 PM »
I thought I would share some low buck tips fell free to join in. First my hose reel drill some holes in the bottom for drainage the inside holds your accessories the outside holds the hose.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 09:43:58 PM »
Great idea for a thread, and I might give the hose reel a try.
I will try to think of some of the ideas I can throw in here, and will look forward to some others.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 11:54:14 PM »
The fan shroud off of the 64 had been laying around for some time. So with this new house it has been converted to a water hose reel.




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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 04:11:38 PM »
With my new smaller shop I took a hose reel welded some square tubing to it to span the rafters so the hose is always close at hand and all my hoses have a brass tee with a small brass pepcock and I never have to look for a blow gun its not in the way ever and I wouldn't have a hose without it. Its an air tank drain small and super tough.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 04:48:17 PM »
LOL, that is pretty kewl.
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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 03:04:34 PM »
I like it oldskool. While cruising the toy department I found this mask for 7 bucks it fits over my glasses and covers my head great for grinding my most favorite shield ever.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
Shit, that is a great idea...........dang
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 07:34:06 PM »
should cover better than just glasses, and ya get the Darthvader look.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 02:41:22 AM »
I can see it now, bigj the 5th Power Ranger.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 04:03:29 AM »
Unless the power rangers adopted a sit and shoot policy I would probably just  be their fabricator.
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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 09:16:38 AM »
I'll throw one in here. I use a combo 50% acetone, and 50% tranny fluid, as a lubricant on rusty bolts. Works good,  have not heard of anything better yet.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 11:19:08 AM »
Never heard that recipe ill try it. I use my uncle's recipe drain oil and kerosene he would spray all over a rat he was Gunna build push it out back for a few months and then he could unbolt every thing.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 11:23:42 AM »
The local thrift store sells golf clubs for a buck they make great blow guns for cleaning the shop super lite and work great just weld on an air fitting cut off the club and crimp the end.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2013, 01:18:55 PM »
The local thrift store sells golf clubs for a buck they make great blow guns for cleaning the shop super lite and work great just weld on an air fitting cut off the club and crimp the end.


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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 01:27:12 PM »
Yep four even five times a year I clean the shop.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 04:21:46 AM »
The local thrift store sells golf clubs for a buck they make great blow guns for cleaning the shop super lite and work great just weld on an air fitting cut off the club and crimp the end.

Awesome! That's an excellent idea!

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2013, 09:31:04 AM »
That sounds purdy good.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2013, 12:51:08 PM »
Found this old hose reel along side the road one day now it holds my cords for yard work just wheel the cart outside unrole it winder up when done.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2013, 04:13:37 PM »
That is kewl.
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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2013, 04:01:16 PM »
How to turn your d.a. into a mini buffer.step one staple velcro loop to your pad step two cut down a pad with the other side of the velcro already on it. Step three set your d.a to spin

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2013, 03:58:03 PM »
Made a lowbuck anvil today it works great.

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
Cutting your own panels. I make all my replacement panels to save big money and here's how I do it. I always use a jigsaw with white grease it will increase a blades life by about ten. I always cut a piece of scrap wood with my metal it makes the cut way nicer. Clamps of screw wood over your piece. You can never be to secure. Use a belt Sander to clean up your cut. With some practice you can make great parts out of scraps.

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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2013, 03:11:43 PM »
These are great tips - keep 'em coming!

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2013, 09:50:05 PM »
I use a sneaky concoction of 50/50 acetone and transmission fluid on rusty bolts... works way better than anything I have ever used....

Saw it on another forum... it doubles as a drill bit coolant in the spray bottle too.

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Re: rat rod your garage
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 05:08:15 PM »
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